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Senior Real Estate Development Associate - Thames Valley [Legal 100 / Tier 1]

Stonor Legal
Thames Valley
£65,000 - £80,000 + Benefits + Career Progression
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

Job Details

New! - a leading Legal 100 firm with an enviable real estate practice are looking to add an ambitious Senior Development Associate to their growing practice. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to join a high-performing and supportive team with a unique platform for career progression longer-term. 

The successful individual will join the prestigious real estate team which provides a high-quality legal service to clients on all aspects of the development of land. This will be by way of assistance with the acquisition and disposal of sites for residential and mixed-use development (whether immediate or strategic).

Main purposes of role (not exhaustive):

  • Property experience, to include option agreements, overages, residential and mixed commercial development acquisitions
  • Experience in handling fast paced and highly demanding clients.
  • Technical expertise and knowledge essential, PQE of 2 plus years.
  • Ability to work closely with the Partner in Charge of the team, handle both their own case load, and have exposure to Partner’s cases from time to time.
  • Ability to negotiate.
  • In their personal fee earning work billings in accordance with set targets, other than where exceptional circumstances apply.
  • Perform fee earning work accurately, reliably and in accordance with the firm’s quality and risk management procedures.
  • Flexibility, dealing with a number of matters at any given time.
  • Attention to detail.

The firms real estate teams complement each other and provide a full range of services to the developer, which other specialist residential development teams may not be able to offer. This is particularly relevant to the provision of mixed-use schemes; advice on acquisition funding; the negotiation of development agreements and construction documentation and/or the letting of commercial premises.

We are seeking a Solicitor who can demonstrate the following:

  • Strong academics: educated to degree level and a strong LPC pass (or equivalent) and hold a clean practising certificate from the SRA  
  • 5+ years of property development experience
  • Confident with all aspects of residential led development and ideally with experience of mixed-use schemes and compliance with the UK Finance Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook.
  • Experience working as a trainee or qualified solicitor within a firm known for its residential development.
  • IT literate including proficient with Microsoft applications and self-sufficient in using document management systems and the internet as business tools.


  • Analytical ability: able to identify and deal with the core elements of a problem.
  • Communication: able to express oneself clearly orally and in writing, and to do so in a manner that is concise and assertive, but courteous and professional.
  • Quality: produces work which is consistently accurate, produces drafts which are thought through and completed as far as possible.
  • Planning and organising

If you are considering a career change and would like to join a Chambers-rated market leader in real estate development matters, we would like to hear from you.

A highly attractive financial package is on offer + benefits

To apply, please submit your CV via the link below. 

Alternatively, contact: - in strictest confidence.


Stonor Legal are No.1 for legal recruitment across Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley.   
We offer a highly consultative, pro-active service pioneered following successful careers in the law and legal search industry.


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01844 355 794

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